|BLEPHEROPLASTY – A Quick Reckoner|
|Procedure Time||Approximately 2 hours|
|Anesthesia||General or Local or Intravenous sedation|
|Hospital Stay||An outpatient procedure|
|Back to Work||In 5 – 10 days|
|Recovery||Starts from 2-3 days.|
|Durations of Results||Long lasting or Permanent|
|Risks/Complications||Double vision, infection, bleeding, etc. ( Refer FAQs for more information)|
Blepheroplasty, also called Eyelid surgery, is a procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids by correcting defects, deformities, and disfigurations of the eyelids. Blepheroplasty surgery can be performed on the upper or lower lids or both. Blepharoplasty is usually done in an outpatient setting.
Here are a few answers to the common questions people have about eyelid surgery that may help you understand the need for this surgery.
Care Before Surgery
- Select a certified and experienced surgeon
- Discuss with surgeon the outcomes you are
expecting and understand the possibilities of the outcomes you are looking for from the surgery.
- Quit smoking at least 2 weeks before surgery
- Refrain from eating or drinking for at least 8 hours before surgery /as advised by your doctor
- Follow doctor’s instructions about medication to be taken or stopped before surgery
- Be prepared to face any kind of risks/complications
- Clear understanding of the follow-up care including dietary restrictions
Care After Surgery
- Follow your doctor’s post-op care instructions strictly, to avoid complications
- No rigorous activities, blowing nose, shower for a week
- Quit smoking for at least 3-4 weeks
- Prop up your head while sleeping and try not to rub eyes.
- Do not expose to direct sunlight (use UVA UVB sun protection glasses)
- Do not compare results with others
- Do not skip post-op care appointments
Frequently asked Questions
Here are a few points that may answer your questions about Rhinoplasty, to help you make an informed decision before opting for it.
With ageing, your eyelids tend to stretch due to weakening of the muscles supporting them. This results, in accumulation of excess fat above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes. This prevents your eyes from opening completely, or it pulls down your lower eyelids.
It is an option to reduce or remove:
- Baggy or droopy upper eyelids
- Droopy upper eyelids interfering with your peripheral vision
- Excess skin that pull down your lower eyelids
- Baggy eyes by removing bags under your eyes
Talk to your ophthalmologist and cosmetic surgeon to get their opinions about your candidature for the surgery and its outcome. This will set the stage for a positive outcome.
Factors include assessment of your overall health, the need for the surgery, and explain the possible risks, the recovery time, and approximate costs involved.You doctor may physically examine your eyes, test your vision, especially peripheral vision. A photograph of the eyes is taken from all angles to assess the immediate and long-term results.
The procedure can improve your appearance making you look younger and more alert. The removal of excess tissue around the eyes can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes, it can also improve peripheral vision.
Discuss with your surgeon if the following possible risks apply to you:
- Injury to eye muscles
- Infection and bleeding
- Discoloration of skin
- Dry irritated eyes
- A follow-up surgery may be required
- Blurred vision temporarily
- Reaction to anesthesia and blood clot formation
It is usually done under local anesthesia, or sedation by injecting numbing medication into your eyelids and also intravenous (IV) injection to help you relax.
Your medical history and your current conditions determine if you are the right candidate for the surgery. Normally people above 50 years opt for this treatment, when their eyelids begin to show age.
After surgery you may temporarily experience:
- Blurred / double vision
- Watery eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Puffy, numb eyelids
- Swelling and bruising
- Pain or discomfort
For some people, the results of the surgery may last a lifetime, and others may experience recurrence of droopy eyelids. The swelling and bruising normally heals in about 14 days, however the surgery scars may take a few months to fade.
The patient may return to work in five to ten days and can begin to read after two or three days of the surgery. If you were wearing contact lens before the surgery you can resume wearing after two weeks upon the advice of your physician. The patient should refrain from alcohol intake after the surgery up to three weeks. Bruising and swelling subsides after several weeks.
The surgery cost includes:
- Hospital / surgical facility cost
- Prescription medication cost
- Fee – Anesthetist and Surgeon
- Nursing and Support Staff fee
- Post-surgery garments
The cost also varies based on various factors – the doctor’s experience, the hospital facilities, the person’s health and the eyelid correction involved. The approximate cost can vary between Rs. 65000 to 75,000.
Send us your pictures before you come for consultation, to understand if you are a candidate for the procedure and help advise you better.
Why Hyderabad Cosmetic Surgery?
Dr. Ravindranath Bhyri is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and is an experienced face and body contouring surgeon. He has helped many men and women enhance their appearance and self-confidence through surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Dr. Ravindranath applies techniques customized to individuals after thorough evaluation and discussion with the patient.
We are an experienced and trusted team of plastic and cosmetic surgeons, who are board certified members. The team is led by Dr. Ravindranath Bhyri, M.S, M.Ch, dedicated and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with 13 years of surgical experience, with expertise in complex reconstructive & life-saving procedures. He’s a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon for several hospitals in the city.
HCS uses the right technique, that aid in pre-surgical assessment and treatment for our patients.
Our patients appreciate us for providing expert advice about the pros and cons of the treatment that enables them to take informed decisions. We also provide before-after photos for patients to have a better understanding of results.
We are an empathetic team and ensure best patient care; provide post-operative care instructions and provide cost-effective treatment.
You can stay assured that you are in the safe hands of a highly-trained plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. B. Ravindranath at Hyderabad Cosmetic Surgery, Hyderabad.
Have questions about the treatment or need an appointment for consultation? Call +91-9885876534.